Jacqueline Molik Ghosen
H. Raghavendra Rao, professor of management science and systems in the School of Management, is one of three University at Buffalo faculty members who have joined the ranks of distinguished professors appointed by the SUNY Board of Trustees.
Rao has been appointed a Distinguished Service Professor in recognition of extraordinary service to the community, region, state, nation or world.
The rank of distinguished professor, the highest faculty rank in the SUNY system, is an order above full professorship and has three co-equal designations: distinguished professor, distinguished service professor and distinguished teaching professor.
A UB faculty member since 1987, Rao is an expert in management information systems, decision support systems, e-business, emergency response management systems and information assurance. He focuses his work on computer system and network security, the outsourcing and management of information technology, and the integration of information technology in health care and electronic commerce.
He is co-director of the Center of Excellence in Information Systems Assurance Research and Education (CEISARE), which oversees graduate education and coordinates UB research in computer security and information assurance.
Among his numerous awards are prestigious Fulbright and University Lilly Teaching fellowships and a SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.
Rao is the author or co-author of more than 150 technical papers, and his work has received best-paper and best-paper runner-up awards from professional organizations in his field. He also recently was ranked No. 11 on the list of researchers for the number of articles published in the top nine information systems journals.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur; an MBA from the University of Delhi, India; and a doctorate from Purdue University.
Also named distinguished professor were Leonard Epstein, UB Distinguished Professor in the departments of Pediatrics and Social and Preventive Medicine, and Mark Karwan, a professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
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